> >

Golden Globes: ‘Vice’ Director Adam McKay on Competing With ‘Mary Poppins Returns': ‘We Ain’t No Musical’

The Wrap Will FerrellWill FerrellSteve CarellSteve CarellSam RockwellSam Rockwell
Thursday, 6 December 2018 ()

Golden Globes: ‘Vice’ Director Adam McKay on Competing With ‘Mary Poppins Returns': ‘We Ain’t No Musical’“Vice” director Adam McKay is a fan of many of the films among this year’s Golden Globes nominees, but he has embraced Dick Cheney’s ruthlessly competitive spirit when it came to a movie that his is up against: “Mary Poppins Returns.”

“We’re coming for it. We’re gonna take it down. Cheney is going to take Poppins down. That’s a promise. I’ll fight dirty. I’ll get in the press. I’ll spread rumors. Usually, with awards, it’s, ‘Hey, it’s good for everyone! It’s all art!’ Not in this case,” McKay jokingly told TheWrap. “We ain’t no musical. We ain’t singing no songs. We’re just taking care of business.”

McKay was enjoying a chicken sandwich in London when the nominees were announced. McKay’s Cheney biopic scored six nominations to lead the field, including in Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy, and two for McKay for Best Director and Best Screenplay. Kieran Culkin, who stars on the HBO show “Succession,” which McKay produces, scored a nomination as well.

*Also Read:* Golden Globes Nominations Analysis: 'Vice' and 'Green Book' Emerge as Curious Front Runners

“They just kept coming. Woah! This is getting really good,” McKay recalled as he watched the nominations live. “I was especially excited to see them honor the actors so much because I agree with them. I think they did special, mind-blowing work in this.”

“Vice,” McKay’s follow-up to “The Big Short,” is a political drama that chronicles Cheney’s time as vice president of the United States and the behind-the-scenes power that he exerted over the White House and the country.

“We all knew he had done some of that, of course, that’s no surprise. But when we started seeing the detail, I started thinking, wait a minute, this guy is a figure we know about, but it goes much deeper than we think,” McKay said. “There was not a clean sense of history or story about how we got where we’re at right now, or forget America, but about how the world got to where it’s at right now.”

McKay’s “Vice” starring Christian Bale as Dick Cheney, along with Amy Adams, Steve Carell and Sam Rockwell. It opens in theaters on Dec. 25.

*Related stories from TheWrap:*

Funny or Die Co-Founder Adam McKay Exits Company

Paramount Signs Will Ferrell and Adam McKay's Gary and Gloria Sanchez Pods to Overall Deal

Will Ferrell and Adam McKay Economic Docuseries Headed to Amazon
Credit: Wibbitz Studio - Published < > Embed
News video: 76th Golden Globes Nominations Are Announced

▶ 76th Golden Globes Nominations Are Announced 02:36

76th Golden Globes Nominations Are Announced For television, here are the top nominations: Kristen Bell (“The Good Place”) Candice Bergen (“Murphy Brown”) Alison Brie (“GLOW”) Rachael Brosnohan (“The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”) Debra Messing (“Will & Grace”) Sasha Baron Cohen (“Who...

Other recent news and videos in Movies: Motion Picture Awards

Movies: Motion Picture Awards News
Delhi: 4th edition of Smile International Film Festival for Children & Youth kicks off
Roma: Netflix film showered with critics' awards as Oscars race heats up
'And The Award Goes To ...': A Rundown Of Award Show Season
TMZ Live Donald Trump Stormy Daniels Hush Money Details
Billy Eichner Weights In On Nick Cannon's Tweets [Video]Billy Eichner Weights In On Nick Cannon's Tweets 00:35

Last week it was announced that Kevin Hart would host the 2019 Oscars and by Thursday night he had resigned over homophobic tweets from the past. Then on Saturday, in Hart's defense, Nick Cannon dug up..

Credit: Wochit Entertainment - Published

Jake Gyllenhaal to Star in Remake of Danish Cop Thriller [Video]Jake Gyllenhaal to Star in Remake of Danish Cop Thriller 00:32

Jake Gyllenhaal has signed on to star in a remake of the Danish thriller “The Guilty." The original version won the world audience award at Sundance this year and is Denmark’s entry for this..

Credit: Wochit Entertainment - Published

Recent related videos from verified sources

Disney Hits $7 Billion at Global Box Office [Video]Disney Hits $7 Billion at Global Box Office 00:32

According to SF Gate, Walt Disney Studios made box office history recently as its global box office total for 2018 hit $7 billion. It’s only the second time in industry history that a studio has..

Credit: Wochit - Published

Celebrities Join Time's Up Auction To Benefit Legal Fund [Video]Celebrities Join Time's Up Auction To Benefit Legal Fund 00:43

The one-year anniversary of Time's Up will be marked with a celebrity auction to benefit the group's legal fund. According to SFGate, Ava DuVernay, Reese Witherspoon, Geena Davis and Kerry Washington..

Credit: Wochit Entertainment - Published

Ralph Is Top Of The Box Office Again [Video]Ralph Is Top Of The Box Office Again 00:40

Channel 24 South Africa reports that Ralph Breaks the Internet remained No. 1 for the third straight week. According to studio estimates, Disney's Ralph Breaks The Internet lead domestic ticket sales..

Credit: Wochit Entertainment - Published

‘Mary Poppins Returns’ Songwriters [Video]‘Mary Poppins Returns’ Songwriters 00:52

According to SF Gate, composing a soundtrack for a film is a daunting task, but it’s especially difficult when you’re faced with having to tie it back to an all-time classic. Marc Shaiman and..

Credit: Wochit - Published

Critics Love Cheney Film 'Vice' [Video]Critics Love Cheney Film 'Vice' 00:33

"Vice" is an unconventional biopic, looking at the life of former Vice President Dick Cheney. Director Adam McKay uses the film to call out all the things he dislikes about Cheney's time in..

Credit: Wochit - Published

'Black Panther' Receives 12 Critics' Choice Nominations [Video]'Black Panther' Receives 12 Critics' Choice Nominations 00:49

The nominations for the Critics Choice Awards were posted online Monday. After several Golden Globes nods last week, Marvel's **Black Panther** landed 12 nominations from critics. The movie earned the..

Credit: Wochit Entertainment - Published

Golden Globes nominations announced: Dick Cheney biopic 'Vice' leads with six [Video]Golden Globes nominations announced: Dick Cheney biopic 'Vice' leads with six 01:44

The 76th Golden Globe Awards will be a battle of blockbusters versus indies.

Credit: FOX 47 News Michigan - Published

Nu: Logic - We Live There (feat. DRS) - Official Video [Video]Nu: Logic - We Live There (feat. DRS) - Official Video 03:30

Hospital Shop - iTunes -..

Credit: Hospital Records - Published

Recent related news from verified sources

'Vice' Director Adam McKay on His Cheney 'Character Portrait'

The filmmaker, who won an Oscar for “The Big Short,” talks about his latest movie and his long fascination with the former vice president.
Wall Street Journal - Lifestyle

Mary Poppins Returns: Why Julie Andrews turned down a cameo in Emily Blunt's upcoming film

Julie Andrews was approached for Mary Poppins Returns, confirmed director Rob Marshall, but Andrews 'immediately said no.'
Firstpost - Entertainment

That Time Dick Van Dyke Peed in the Bushes and Paid Walt Disney for 2nd ‘Mary Poppins’ Role

That Time Dick Van Dyke Peed in the Bushes and Paid Walt Disney for 2nd ‘Mary Poppins’ Role
In this month’s “Mary Poppins Returns,” Dick Van Dyke plays a surprisingly nimble elderly London banker — who bears an uncanny resemblance to the elderly...
The Wrap - US

Political comedy 'Vice' leads Golden Globe film nominations with six nods

Political comedy "Vice" led movie nominations for the Golden Globes on Thursday with six nods, followed by musical "A Star is Born," historical comedy "The...
Reuters India - EntertainmentAlso reported by •Firstpost

You Might Like

Tweets about this

Other recent news in US

'Troubling' video shows NY POLICE grabbing child from mumFDNY Mourns Firefighter Killed In Suspected Road Rage Incident As Police SEARCH For Suspect
Another White House Name Gone: John Kelly Set to Leave TRUMP’S StaffCBS to Sell Television City Studio in LA to Real Estate Developer Hackman Capital for $750 MILLION
Environmentally friendly: newsR is hosted on servers powered solely by renewable energy
© 2018 newsR / One News Page Ltd. All Rights Reserved.
About us  |  Contact us  |  Disclaimer  |  Terms & Conditions  |  Content Accreditation
 RSS  |  News for my Website  |  Free news search widget  |  Contact us  |  DMCA / Content Removal  |  Privacy & Data Protection Policy
How are we doing? Send us your feedback  |   LIKE us on Facebook   FOLLOW us on Twitter  •  FOLLOW us on Pinterest